Re: Regarding Affordability in Cohousing
From: Kathryn McCamant (
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:54:04 -0700 (PDT)
Sharon said:  Perhaps one way to help communities for low income households get 
built would be to form a non-profit staffed by volunteers who could offer the 
skills to groups that don’t have them.

There is already one….Partnership for Affordable Cohousing

But as a society, we have not ever decided that “good” housing is a basic 
right, so there is very little, highly competitive funding to underwrite the 
cost of housing development to make it more affordable.  This is not an issue 
for cohousing, so much as it is an issue for all new housing built in the US. 
Traditionally, your most affordable housing is older homes but that leaves no 
room for new, more appropriate housing design/solutions that are desperately 
needed. This issue will not be solved by individual cohousing groups, but 
rather needs political attention, at every level. 


Kathryn McCamant, President
CoHousing Solutions
Nevada City, CA 95959
T.530.478.1970  C.916.798.4755

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